language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to health; modifying provisions governing reimbursable expenses for nursing assistant training and competency evaluations;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144A.611, subdivisions 1, 2, 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The actual costs of tuition and textbooks and reasonable expenses for the competency evaluation or the nursing assistant training program and competency evaluation approved under section 144A.61, which are paid to nursing assistants or adult training programs pursuant to subdivisions 2 and 4, are a reimbursable expense for nursing homes and certified boarding care homes under section 256B.431, subdivision 36.
A nursing assistant who has completed an approved competency evaluation or an approved training program and competency evaluation shall be reimbursed by the nursing home or certified boarding care home for actual costs of tuition and textbooks and reasonable expenses for the competency evaluation or the training program and competency evaluation 90 days after the date of employment, or upon completion of the approved training program, whichever is later.
(a) Nursing facilities and certified boarding care homes shall provide reimbursement for costs related to additional adult basic education components of an approved nursing assistant training program, to:
(1) an adult training program that provided an approved nursing assistant training program to an employee of the nursing facility or boarding care home; or
(2) a nursing assistant who is an employee of the nursing facility or boarding care home and completed an approved nursing assistant training program provided by an adult training program.
(b) For purposes of this subdivision, adult basic education components of a nursing assistant training program must include the following, if needed: training in mathematics, vocabulary, literacy skills, workplace skills, resume writing, and job interview skills. Reimbursement provided under this subdivision shall not exceed 30 percent of the cost of tuition, textbooks, and competency evaluation.
(c) An adult training program is prohibited from billing program students, nursing facilities, or certified boarding care homes for costs under this subdivision until the program student has been employed by the nursing facility as a certified nursing assistant for at least 90 days.
Presented to the governor May 17, 2017
Signed by the governor May 20, 2017, 3:42 p.m.